Homemade Pepperoni Pizza

 

Ingredients

Contadina(R) Quick Pizza Sauce:

  • ½ (12 ounce) can CONTADINA® Tomato Paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Fleischmann’s® Easy Pizza Crust:
    • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed
    • 2 (.25 ounce) envelopes FLEISCHMANN’S® Pizza Crust Yeast or RapidRise® Yeast
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
    • 1 ⅓ cups very warm water (120 degrees F to 130 degrees F)
    • ⅓ cup oil

    Toppings:

    • 1 (6 ounce) package HORMEL® Pepperoni
    • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, or more to taste

    DirectionsInstructions Checklist

    • Step 1For sauce: Combine all sauce ingredients with 1/2 cup water in a medium bowl; set aside for flavors to develop while making crust. Freeze remaining paste .
    • Step 2For crusts: Combine 2 cups of flour with the dry yeast, sugar and salt. Add the water and oil and mix until well blended (about 1 minute). Gradually add enough remaining flour slowly, until a soft, sticky dough ball is formed.
    • Step 3Knead for about 4 minutes, on a floured surface, until dough is smooth and elastic. Add more flour, if needed. (If using RapidRise® Yeast, let dough rest, covered, for 10 minutes.)
    • Step 4Divide dough in half. Pat each half (with floured hands) into a 12-inch greased pizza pan OR roll dough to fit pans.
    • Step 5For pizzas: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Top crusts with sauce, pepperoni and cheese.
    • Step 6Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until crusts are browned and cheese is bubbly. For best results, rotate pizza pans between top and bottom oven racks halfway through baking.

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